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If you’ve spent hours\days\months creating a handmade gift, then you’ll probably want to ‘present’ it in as unique of fashion as the gift inside. Instead of opting for store bought wrappings and bags, why not create your own? This week’s Craftster Quickies deals with creative ways recycle materials to wrap your gifts (you can also check out this slideshow on 24 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas). Be sure to add a gorgeous handmade tag to finish it off. Lisa from U-Handbag has a huge list of labels you can print off yourself. All great ways to finish off your gifts!


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    Dec 20, 2012, 06.01 AMby Prince Yuan Chua

    These are great handmade gift wrapping ideas. Re-using is a nicest thing we could for our beloved environment. The EPA says that holiday wrapping paper will account for a 25 percent spike in trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t buck the trend. Here are a few recyclable gift wrap suggestions for your Christmas presents, with an eye toward green recycling. Source for this article: Green, money-saving reusable gift wrap ideas

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    Dec 15, 2010, 07.09 PMby Sandie Major

    I love making my own packaging. (I collect interesting box shapes as pattern inspirations!) Now, back to wrapping!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 08.43 AMby littlemisssew

    I have to say,it’s wonderful to see i ain’t the only quirk wrapping my gift in newspapers,old book pages, napkins,etc.

    I’ve been creating my unique gift wrapping for years now and I enjoy it with no limits. Every year I think of something different and each person gets it their own personal way.

    Here’s a tip from me the crazy crafter(if anyone is interested)… Recently I had a birthday of a friend that loves the color gold and all glitzy stuff.

    I used a shoe box as a gift “wrapping”. I took gold colored paper and spent about 20min punching out bazillion little stars from the papers. When i had enough to cover the box I stopped. The majority of the box was an equal color(black) which made it a lot easier to cover the bad parts in a funky unequal way. I put glue with a brush on top of the box unequally in places that I wanted covered,making sure it’s really nice and thinly put. Then I put the tiny stars over it. I got really sticky when adjusting the stars.If you have the will and don’t like to get sticky,you should use tweezers with the stars. When the stars dried out and the box was covered the way I wanted it to be I put more glue on top and sprinkled gold glitter all over the starred places. Afterward I just hand cutout a heart from the same kind of paper and placed it in a nice corner spot where I put her first name letter with glitter on top of it.

    Then I made a card.I cut out couple of different sizes of black cardboard and punched star shaped wholes in it all around.I connected them with gold ribbon(making a lovely lil’ bow on each ribbon connection) so they are together and wrote the inscription by hand with a gold marker pen. I wiped the edge of the each whole with the marker making it more glitzy. Then I threw all the lil’ star cutouts in the box .

    For the finish I wrapped a thick gold ribbon in a classic way with a big bow on top of the box.

    It was a mishmash of different golds on black surface. It looked sofisticated and funky. It was fun,it was glamorous and she loved it!

    It was quite personal,but it can easily be changed into any color,even a mishmash of different colors and patterns. Not to mention the variety of glitter and cut out shapes. There are punch out shapes in any style you want nowadays. No to mention you can use fabric as your stars in any shape you desire. Kiddies love it,adults love it and it is certainly a hand made thing.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 03.19 PMby stylesupplier

    looks very beautiful. Thank you!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.40 AMby kraftykatina

    Here’s a better way to wrap with your favorite fabrics! It’s perfect for a sewing love in you life because you can pair your present with a lovely giftable swatch of fabric:


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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.30 AMby skaters1

    I’m thrilled to find this site! I need inspiration to get me motivated. Wish I had a sewing buddy near by. I’m tryong to get my xmas gifts cut out & sewn. PJ pants, fleece blankets, fleece mittens, napkins, etc. Time is running out, I need to get busy. I work better under stress. Thanks for letting me join .

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